|Going in Circles|
collage on paper/15" x 18"
Such is the case with the above piece finished yesterday. I am lucky to have gotten out alive! I have been working on covering the entire paper first with colored shapes and then going back in to "reclaim" white or light space. I also try and add smaller accent shapes at this time. I have also been trying to work with positive and negative shapes in reverse colors and also the repetition of shape groups. And lastly, because that all isn't enough, I am trying to develop my ideas about making "sections" and in general, using the entire picture plane in an even and balanced way without appearing too obviously "matchey-matchey". (Thanks Julie!) I always want restraint-a kind of quiet shouting if that makes sense.
I just really had a hell of a time making decisions this week. We had a lot going on at home and the distractions were, well, distracting! In any case, next week is similar so I am just going to have to power through things until the schedule settles down. I am not a big fan of being busy on purpose; I don't have a crazy busy life for a number of reasons. Anyway.
Today I am helping out a friend who is participating in this year's arts tour. This is the first year since moving here that I won't be participating. I hope the tour is successful for everyone. And lastly, I delivered two collage pieces to the Madera Arts Council this week. That upcoming show starts September 21st. Oh, I am also painting papers today in preparation for a new piece. More triad mixtures on the way!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Thanks for reading and commenting.